• Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife

    Slow-worms

    On this week’s blog post I decided to do it on slow-worms as I have been seeing a few of them recently. At this time it is mating season for slow-worms. Did you know that slow-worms can bite? But they are not venomous and they will only hurt themselves trying to bite us. Normally slow-worms hibernate in groups of thirty.…

  • Badger
    Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife

    Badgers

    There are trails in the churchyard that we think are from badgers, but just to make sure we put the wildlife camera out to try and get some videos of them going across the trails. After a while we tried to get some better footage. So I decided to see what badgers eat. I found out that they mainly eat…

  • Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife

    Hawthorn

    Hawthorn blossom normally comes out at May that is why some people call it the May tree. The flowers are signs that summer is coming and they were used in May Day celebrations. Here is a stop motion animation of the blossom coming out…

  • Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife

    Dawn Chorus

    On Sunday I got up very very very very very very very early to listen to the dawn chorus as it was International Dawn Chorus Day. It was very lovely seeing the sun rise and listening to the birds sing. Did you know that it sounds louder because the air is cool and still at dawn? This year was special…

  • Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife

    Butterflies

    At this time there are lots of butterflies flying around the churchyard. So I decided to put together this blog post based on butterflies. Here are some facts about the butterflies flying around at the moment. Holly Blue: This butterfly is the most common blue butterfly in woods and gardens. Brimstone: They hibernate amongst Ivy leaves over the winter and…

  • Christ Church Living,  Restoration

    While the sun shines…

    The past few weeks have been full of glorious spring sunshine which has made this strange situation that we all find ourselves in so much more bearable. Making the most of having more time on our hands during this fine weather, our little garden is undergoing a bit of a makeover including the creation of vegetable beds; a job we…

  • Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife

    Things that BUZZ!

    At this time of year there are lots of insects flying around, including bees. One thing that I noticed was that some of them looked different to others. Here are some of the ones I saw. My favourite ones were the White-tailed bumblebee and the Tawny mining bee.

  • Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife

    Bee-Flies

    I was in the garden getting some flowers when I saw a type of fly which looked just like a bee. It had a very long tongue and it was flying to a flower sticking its tongue into the flowers to get the nectar. I recorded this video to show you what I saw. I searched it up on the…